Lifelong learning, the knowledge economy and professional development

Fleming, Julie and Walker-Gibbs, Bernadette 2004, Lifelong learning, the knowledge economy and professional development, in Lifelong learning : whose responsibility and what is your contribution? : refereed papers from the 3rd International Lifelong Learning Conference, Yeppoon, Central Queensland, Australia, 13 - 16 June 2004, Central Queensland University Press, Rockhampton, Qld., pp. 113-119.

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Title Lifelong learning, the knowledge economy and professional development
Author(s) Fleming, Julie
Walker-Gibbs, Bernadette
Conference name International Lifelong Learning Conference (3rd : 2004 : Yeppoon, Qld.)
Conference location Yeppoon, Queensland
Conference dates 13-16 June 2004
Title of proceedings Lifelong learning : whose responsibility and what is your contribution? : refereed papers from the 3rd International Lifelong Learning Conference, Yeppoon, Central Queensland, Australia, 13 - 16 June 2004
Editor(s) Danaher, Patrick Alan
Macpherson, Colin
Nouwens, Fons
Orr, Debbie
Publication date 2004
Start page 113
End page 119
Publisher Central Queensland University Press
Place of publication Rockhampton, Qld.
Summary There is increasing rhetoric surrounding the concepts of lifelong learning and the knowledge economy (Peters, 2001); specifically e-learning and web-based learning environments. This paper seeks to explore the journeys of two professionals from two separate disciplines and work environments located in one higher-education institution where there is an increasing push to develop learning materials using online and other e-learning technologies.

With the steady shift from traditional learning, online learning is now playing an integral part of course delivery at the Australian regional university where the authors work. A contextual analysis of online learning within the broader views of the institution provides examples of discourses relating to online environments, knowledge management, and the professional development of the participants.

This discussion draws on the concepts of lifelong learning (Crowley, 2002; Serim & Murray, 2003) and embeds them within an online learning environment. Exploration of the multiple workplace environments within the institution under review demonstrates one way in which educators can embrace and position themselves as they negotiate changing educational discourses.
ISBN 9781876674755
187667475X
Language eng
Field of Research 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2004, Lifelong Learning Conference Committee
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